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  1. gregk24

    Outdoor cat...advice?

    We are looking to get an outdoor cat. Do any of you have outdoor cats? Looking for tips / advice on care. We would likely start with a kitten around 10 or so weeks old and get him/her accustomed to outdoor living. Of course spray/neuter would be planned at the appropriate time. My main questions...
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    Voltswagen?

    April Fools joke or is this the real deal? If it's true they sure do know how to suck the life out of a brand! I hope they aren't that stupid.
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    Pollen season is here!

    Pollen season is here in Florida and it’s doing it’s worst. Our cars are covered. I look around and most cars have very little pollen on them, yet ours are loaded! I wondered if it has to do with the fact that I apply spray “wax” after each wash, as the pollen collects in the pattern that I use...
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    I just ordered my first Apple Watch

    I've casually wanted one for a few years now but decided not to spend the money. My wife recently asked if I would like one for fathers day peaked my interest, so I did some light research today and decided on the SE model. Yes, it is an EARLY father day gift and should arrive in 10 days or...
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    Any beach dwellers here?

    My wife and I got a hotel on the beach this weekend, nice relaxing time. Anyway, it rained and the rain left salt spots/deposits on the car. I washed it when we got home and it looks good as new, but I couldn’t help but think about those who live on the beach. Surely this would have an affect on...
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    Sulfated ash...what is it, and how much is too much?

    I was comparing oils the other day and noticed VW 504.00 specs sulfated ash of 1.5% or less, while the thinner 508.00 specs less than 1%. First of all, what is sulfated ash and is more or less a good thing? Second, what is the purpose or drive of a manufacturer to spec lower sulfated ash?
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    Mid week detail

    I found myself with a day off so I put it to good use this morning. The interior got a spray down of 303 and front leather seats got a coat of Leather Masters protection cream. The exterior simply received a wash and spray with Turtle Wax Seal N Shine. Side note: most of Honda’s Taffeta White...
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    2020 Jetta S with XM antenna but no XM

    Our 2020 VW Jetta has the black "shark fin" satellite antenna on the back of the roof, but VW does not offer Sirius XM on the S trim. Is there some other use for this antenna? I know the S trim on the previous Jetta generation (2011-2018) did not include the satellite antenna, it just had a...
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    Post oil change detail

    I LOVE VW’s Silk Blue Metallic.
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    Oh [email protected] moment when changing the oil today...

    My wife’s new Jetta hit 1000 miles this week so I had planned on changing the oil out this weekend. I like to get any break in debris out, hence the early oil change. I get the car up on ramps and everything is going hunky dory until I go to remove the factory oil filter. Upon removal my heart...
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    Best SPRAY ON *UV* protectant for headlights

    I use some type of protection on our headlights after every wash. This seems to keep them looking newer longer than washing alone. I am currently using Optimum Opti-Seal for this purpose but I am about to run out and am looking for a better product. Honestly I am not even sure if there are UV...
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    Thick vs thin debate...

    Yes, beating a dead horse here. I’m not looking for an argument but am curious. It is often cited here that engines can handle running a wide viscosity range of oils, which I agree with. But for some reason 0w20 (or thin oils in general) are viewed as the devil and shouldn’t be used in engines...
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    Questions on Jetta maintenance

    I am currently reading through the maintenance schedule in the owners manual of our 2020 VW Jetta. The goal is to type out clear instructions on when to service it. I found a few seemingly odd service intervals and also have some questions, I'm hoping some of you can help me. First, the...
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    Christmas day...

    Our family is celebrating Christmas today. We opened the mound of gifts this morning and will soon be having Christmas lunch. My Uncle was out in the yard checking out everyones vehicles (threw that in for the BITOG factor). This is our sons first Christmas and it is a special one since we...
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    Do transmission shifts "firm up" with use?

    I am noticing softer, slower shifts from the Aisin 8 speed in our 2020 Jetta as compared to our previous 8 speed Jetta that we traded with 3800 miles. The shifts on our previous one were quite crisp and quick, nearly DSG territory. So far at 150 miles the shifts are noticeably slower. We are not...
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    How often do you wash your car?

    I currently was the Jetta once a week and the Accord every other week. I was washing both of our vehicles every week once upon a time but life is just too busy now. How often do you wash your rides?
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    Finance manager experience...

    I picked up our new 2020 Jetta on Friday to replace our 2020 Jetta with the paint defect. The transaction was quite smooth until I got to the finance managers office. One of the first forms he wanted me to sign was the one declining all the additional packages you can purchase at the dealer...
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    Swapping Jetta update...

    Many of you know about our situation, you can read the previous thread if not. VW has agreed to give us 15% trade assistance off MSRP on a new Jetta to replace our current one with a paint defect on the roof that we bought 3 months ago. I am in talks with our dealer and they are willing to...
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    Do they still put the vin on each panel?

    On my Honda I see the vin number on a sticker of each door panel and bumper cover, I can't find any of these on our VW. What gives? Do manufacturers no longer do this?
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    Floor mat cleaning...

    I have always brushed the rubber oem “Monster Mats” in our VW’s to clean them but that always left behind a dusty film. I started washing the floor mats weekly and am much happier with the results. Soap and warm water in the bath tub followed by a gentle scrub then laid out to dry with the...
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